When you live as long as I have, there is plenty of time to read, so I’ve taken advantage of the opportunity. There is much to be learned from the various sacred texts of people throughout the earth. Today I’m going to focus on the New Testament of the Christian Bible.
First, I have no quarrel with those who place high importance on attending religious services. Your Jesus said a couple of things that you might want to meditate on.
- Then he said to them, “The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath.” (Mark 2:27)
- … “And the King will say, ‘I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least
of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!’ … (Matthew 25:40)
I suspect passing along disease during a pandemic might apply. I leave that for you to discern whether it applies to you.
Second, many celebrate this Sunday as Palm Sunday, when Jesus was welcomed into Jerusalem to wild adulation, which Jesus did not seek. Not many days later, the crowd’s tune changed to the demand for His torture and death.
I commend this thought to the rich and powerful for whom adulation is so important.